What we do to end homelessness in our country must also have an international component in order for it to work. And so I propose we go backwards, not in time but to the original intent of this blog. Go back to the idea of treating strangers with kindness. To have a radically inclusive mentality that is able to see people for the human life that they are, and not some simple statistic or foreign language. Their heart beats the same language as ours. Likewise, are hunger for justice should crave like theirs. We cannot forget our sameness when we look in the eyes of someone different. For most of us, homelessness is a stranger yet we all have the potential to be that statistic living on the streets, starving for food, shelter, love, and attention. Our radical inclusiveness on a global scale begins with following the radical hospitality that Jesus taught in the Gospels. A hospitality that begins with loving our neighbors, be it next door, down the street, below the border, or across the ocean.
Meditate: I love you God, I love all in God's creation. I love my neighbor. I love my enemies. I love my friends. I love the strangers.
An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”